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How Dem control in D.C. might change trucking
While regs like speed limiters, sleep apnea screening and new rounds of emissions restrictions might be back in the cards, so too might an appetite for boosting highway funding. However, don't expect too much drama with trucking regs in the next 4 years.
January 22, 2021
Bill that threatens owner-operator model in California faces critical deadline
The California legislature has a little more than a week — until Sept. 13 — to pass A.B. 5 — a bill that trucking groups say would likely kill the leased owner-operator model in the state.
September 5, 2019
Fledgling highway bill advances in Senate
A Senate committee in the past week introduced what’s being billed as the “most substantial highway legislation in history” — a five-year, $278 billion package to succeed 2015’s FAST Act. However, absent from the bill currently are two key elements: Funding mechanisms and policies.
August 2, 2019
Bills introduced to raise minimum liability limits, require automatic emergency braking
One would raise the minimum liability limits and the other would require automatic emergency braking. Find out more information on both bills here at CCJ.
July 18, 2019
House clears bill with riders on hours of service, CSA intact
The bill would prevent the U.S. DOT from eliminating the 30-minute break requirement from current hours of service regulations. More details on CCJ.
June 26, 2019
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Congress hears testimony on trucking issues in preparation for highway bill
Topics discussed during the hearing include pay, retention, driver shortage, hours of service, autonomous technology, under-21 interstate truckers, and more.
June 13, 2019
Alabama passes bill to allow under-21 intrastate truckers
Lawmakers hope to remedy truck driver shortage in Alabama by passing a bill to lower the driving age of intrastate truckers to 18 years old. Details on CCJ.
May 20, 2019
‘Dirty diesel’ bill in California senate would phase out diesel trucks by 2050
Proposed legislation “is designed to phase out, over time, the use of polluting, diesel-fueled medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses in California.”
March 15, 2019
Bills in Congress would allow drivers under-21 to operate interstate
Federal law limits who can drive in interstate operations based on age. New bills presented in Congress could allow CDL holders under 21 to operate interstate.
February 27, 2019
House DOT bill continues ELD waiver for livestockers, but fate uncertain
The House passed a bill that would fund the U.S. DOT for the 2019 fiscal year and extend the ELD mandate exemption for livestock haulers. Get more details here.
January 11, 2019
Rival bills in Calif. legislature could nullify court’s owner-operator ruling — or hardcode it
Competing bills filed in the California state legislature aim to address a ruling that has threatened the traditional owner-operator model within the state.
December 12, 2018
CA labor law spreads to Illinois; driver expenses scrutinized
To comply with labor laws, companies have to prove they are reimbursing employees for use of personal vehicles for work. More on Commercial Carrier Journal.
December 4, 2018
Trimble adds driver fatigue monitoring to Safety Analytics dashboard
The fatigue assessment was developed by Pulsar Informatics and shows how fatigue is directly affecting individual driver behavior.
October 30, 2018
Outgoing ATA chairman reflects on past year, future challenges
With just a few weeks left as chairman of the American Trucking Associations, Dave Manning reflected on his time as chairman as well as the challenges ahead.
October 9, 2018
Senate files bill to allow under-21 truckers to drive interstate
The Drive-Safe Act would implement extra training hurdles and require 18 through 20-year-old truck drivers to log hundreds of hours behind the wheel alongside an experienced driver before being allowed to drive interstate.
August 16, 2018
Decision time: states confront license, tax issues of electric trucks
State licensing and fuel tax agencies are beginning to deal with the complexities of electric trucks.
August 14, 2018
Extended ELD waiver for livestock drivers passes Senate
The Senate recently passed a bill that exempts livestock haulers from ELD mandate compliance for another year. Get more details on Commercial Carrier Journal.
August 1, 2018
House bill would require DOT to study how many drivers quit trucking over ELD mandate
A proposed bill would require the Department of Transportation to perform a study to determine how many truck drivers quit the industry over the ELD mandate.
July 5, 2018
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New tech creates 'sharing economy' for fleets
Fleets are using new online platforms to collaborate, even with competitors, to find new markets for unused trailer space and equipment.
Digitizing paper for trucking success
The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Pete's refreshed 579 all-in on aero, tech
GOODYEAR BRINGS ADVANCED TIRE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY TO NORFOLK SOUTHERN
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Take Control of Toll: How Violations Work and How to Minimize Fleet Impact
With the rapid adoption of cashless tolling across the country and the associated benefit in transponder deployment for operations and the company’s bottom line, it is now more important than ever for fleets to develop an informed toll management strategy